Application to the Teacher Education Program

To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program at McKendree University you must:

  • Pass the Test of Academic Proficiency or have earned a composite score of 22 or higher on the ACT plus writing with a combined English/Writing score of 19 (or a writing score of 19 if taken after September 2015) or an SAT score of 1030 or higher (critical reading and mathematics).


  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.75 G.P.A. for all coursework accepted in transfer and all coursework completed at McKendree University.


  • Complete English 111 and English 112 with grades of C or better.


  • Complete two Mathematics courses, one must be at least at the level of Finite Math (MTH 142), both with grades of C or higher.


  • Complete EDU 210 (Foundations of American Education) and EDU 115 (Technology in the Classroom) or MUED 200 (Music Classroom Technology), with a grade of C or higher.


  • Successfully complete a criminal background check* in all states of residence for the past seven years and submit results of TB Test*.


  • Successfully complete Portfolio Evaluation and Dispositions Evaluations by instructors of EDU 115 and EDU 210.


  • Complete the eform Application to the Teacher Education Program  (this form can also be found on the "Handbooks and Forms" webpage at under "Forms."     


  • Successfully complete the Faculty Review* process.   


  • Receive an affirmative vote by the COTE to admit to the program.  Candidates may be permitted to continue in slected professional education courses with conditions for one semester. 


         *More information about these topics can be found in the catalogue.